Regional WHS Officer

Regional WHS Officer
: Fulltime 
Location: IRT Sydney Aged Care Centres
Applications Close: 4 June 2023


As a Regional WHS Officer you’ll responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Work Health and Safety systems, processes, policy, legislation, frameworks and initiatives at an Aged Care Centre (ACC) level. 
The position is responsible for engaging directly with ACC leaders and team members to influence a positive safety culture with a strong emphasis on ensuring workplace practices are correctly evidenced, controlled and compliant.  


Location will be across IRT Sydney Aged Care Centres, in Kirrawee, Sans Souci, Auburn, Peakhurst and Macarthur 


Your work may include:

  • Support the IRT Aged Care Centres safety targets through incidence investigations, providing advice, and carrying out inspections 
  • Work closely with the IRT WHS team to implement, maintain and monitor WHS plans, policies and procedures 
  • Assist Aged Care Centre leaders with consultation on WHS matters including the coordination of WHS committee meetings, training and toolbox meetings 
  • Complete monthly reporting on hazards, incident trends and workers compensations claims 
  • Complete monthly site audits, fire officer audits and other safety engagements  

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Benefits for you:

  • Competitive pay and more cash in your pocket (less tax) with not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Professional and career development opportunities 
  • Access to free accredited training courses via our very own registered training organisation, IRT Academy
  • Multiple career pathways
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Birthday leave - relax and take a day off on us!
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Free counselling via Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and staff wellness programs
  • Uniform provided


To be successful you will have:

  • Certificate IV in WHS
  • Incident Investigation trained 
  • Return-To-Work Coordinator accreditation
  • Fire Officer accreditation
  • Proven experience in a similar WHS or Human Resources generalist role
  • Proven ability to identify, analyse and report on risks and data as well as develop effective and efficient strategies to manage risks and improve performance
  • High level communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to maintain confidential information in a professional and discrete manner
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and understanding importance of Safety KPI’s


About IRT

At IRT, we have been caring for older Australians for over 50 years, providing aged care, home care and retirement living solutions to more than 9000 customers in NSW, the ACT and Queensland. 
We are proud of our culture and employ people across a diverse range of occupations, backgrounds and skills, who are passionate and committed to creating a better world for all older Australians


How to Apply: If you feel this is the right role for you, we’d love to hear from you! Simply click the “Apply now” button, fill in your details and submit. Once you apply, we’ll be in touch to discuss your application.


All successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including reference checks, pre-employment functional assessment, confirmation of flu vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination, NDIS Worker Screening Check and a National Criminal History Check.